By John Paulits
Brownie Terwilliger looks at his opportunity to run for mayor of Philadelphia as a chance to right the wrongs of a city. He hopes to oust Milton Streezo, the incumbent, but Streezo does not take kindly to this challenge and concocts a plan to destroy Brownie, even hiring Lunky Ledbetter, famed perpetrator of dirty political tricks. Can Brownie withstand the onslaught? Will he have the opportunity to do some good in the world? Don’t bet on it.
What They Are Saying About The Sad Case of Brownie Terwilliger
Bravo! The upheaval in today’s political arena impacts our hero Brownie Terwilliger, as he enters a world far different from teaching. The interesting dialogue drives the story and contrasts old political names and Philadelphia landmarks with today’s raucous political climate!
—Lorraine Smith, National Sales Manager
Entertaining and admirable follow-up to John’s previous novel, Henny and Lloyd, Private Eyes. What he did to the crime scene in New York City, he does to the political scene in Philadelphia. No one enters politics in the City of Brotherly Love and comes out whole. The dialogue sparkles. The action reaches breakneck speed. Another bullseye!
—Kirkpatrick Sale, Author of Human Scale Revisited, The Conquest of Paradise, and other books.
I haven’t had as much fun reading about someone’s sad case in a very long time. Brownie tries hard, is pure, and aims to be the best. Going into Philadelphia politics, however, proves to be a monumentally wrong choice for anyone with those goals. The story moves quickly. The backroom shenanigans and the mindset of each character is spot on. The perfect read for the coming political season.
—Rebecca Lee, New York City Therapist and Counselor
Paulits returns with a compelling exploration of the political machine, complete with intrigue, dysfunction, and deception. It’s a tale of self-destruction, morality and power that warns of the corrosion of our democratic institutions and the price of greed. A clever page-turner that you won’t want to put down!
—Erin Nylen, Nonprofit Digital Strategist